chimney cap

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    Chimney Repair

    Hello, My wife and I purchased a house recently with a gorgeous masonry fireplace. The previous owners used it quite a bit, and we are excited to do so, too. The home inspection noted a few small cracks that we knew we wanted to look at, but the inspection the owners had done a few months...
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    Liner and cap on a 100 year old Chimney with rectangular flue

    I need some advice getting my chimney lined and capped. Per my thread on choosing a stove, I plan on having Jotul F45 or Hearthstone Craftsbury professionally installed by the dealer. However the chimney needs to have the top courses reset, and the dealer is not a mason, so I need to solve that...
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    Advise on storm collars

    hello to all, Recently discovered that I had a leak coming down my chimney pipe( stainless double insulated 6 inch pipe/ 30 foot) and discovered that the calking has failed around my storm collar. Desided to use leak stopper( heavy tar plastic type material) I was wondering if it is safe to use...
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    Stovepipe reducer problem -- Rain getting in help!

    Help! I paid a local Anchorage company (Alaska Chimney Sweep) to install my new fireplace insert because Allstate told me it had to be professionally done to be covered. After paying $900+, the installer told me she would get her "sheet metal guy" to fab a part to cover the old stove pipe hole...
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    new chimney cap

    I have a good quality chimney cap (topping a six inch pipe), but it has a very fine animal-proofing mesh. During our extremely cold winters, the mesh allows creosote to build up. I like having the fine mesh in the summers, since we have bats, flying squirrels, and swifts where I live, but I'd...
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    chimney cap mesh getting clogged

    I have an Alderlea T4, and burn mostly birch, and much of our winter is quite cold. My chimney cap has a very fine mesh (about 2/3 inch squares), and during the cold weather, a fine growth of soot starts to grow on the mesh. In as little as two weeks, the mesh can get grown over with soot, and...